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by matthew
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The Blue on line
Replies: 17
Views: 952

Re: The Blue on line

Looks very nice. One minor gripe: it appears to use Flash, which means it won't work on an iPhone or iPod touch.

Not something I'd have mentioned, except you said that it would in the other thread.
by matthew
Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Snow
Replies: 336
Views: 16420

Re: Snow

Reminds me of a few years ago when we visited a friend in Canada. We went early April, when spring should have started, but they had more unexpected snow just before we arrived. Lots of it. We booked a private flight over Toronto and Niagara - Chris thought it was fabulous but my main memory of it ...
by matthew
Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Are you a Maths Whiz?
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Are you a Maths Whiz?

I think I have it figured out.

If I'm right, it's not really a maths problem as such.

Like MKM, I can't decide between 0 and 1 as the answer, though.
by matthew
Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The fewcher of edicayshun
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: The fewcher of edicayshun

Who are Steve Jobs and Michael Dell? Obviously I didn't have a good enough education at CH! They're businessmen. Steve Jobs founded Apple. Michael Dell also started a computer company. You can probably guess which one. They're significant in the (recent) history of computing. But they're still acti...
by matthew
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Call 112 from a Cell Phone
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Call 112 from a Cell Phone

However, I'm probably being obtuse, but 112 appears just to be an alternative for 999 so I'm still not really sure what it adds?? The benefit of a common emergency number across Europe is that if you have an emergency while travelling in another country, you don't have to waste valuable seconds try...
by matthew
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Call 112 from a Cell Phone
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Call 112 from a Cell Phone

It's sort of true, in a garbled through too many retellings sort of way. 112 is a European standard, so it should connect you to emergency services from any phone in Europe. Europe probably means EU or perhaps EEA for this purpose, but I'm too lazy to look that up. It's also a GSM standard, so shoul...
by matthew
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Happy Birthday Matthew
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Happy Birthday Matthew

Why, thank you!

I almost missed this, but it is still my birthday, at least on this side of the world...
by matthew
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Summer 2009 'Old Blue'
Replies: 46
Views: 3081

Re: Summer 2009 'Old Blue'

Looking at the CHA website, where the pdf's are available, they have been split into 3 to make them manageable downloads, since the total is about 10.7MB. Many servers, including the CH server, bounce large e-mail attachments, so this could be a problem. The PDFs can be made smaller, at the expense...
by matthew
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: Overseas and Travelling
Topic: travel stories
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Re: travel stories

Recently, I heard a tale of a young (12) girl, who was put through a good deal of "Hassle" by a Security Official at Bournemouth Airport, because she had, (Naturally) Insulin and Needles. A few years back, my wife was flying with a pair of nail clippers with one of those pop-out nail files. The sec...
by matthew
Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: OBs in Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: OBs in Canada

99yorkpj wrote:No, I wasn't... Where was it? I'm in Edmonton, and have no connections with Canadian OBs...
If it's the one I'm thinking of, Kingston, Ontario.

Much closer to me than to you, but still not somewhere I could get to for a Saturday lunch without getting up stupidly early.
by matthew
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: OBs in Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: OBs in Canada

I'm in Canada. Just so you know. I have been known to post here from time to time.
by matthew
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Mobile-Phone Directory.
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Mobile-Phone Directory.

1) If you agreed to your details being passed on for marketing purposes aeons ago, then this is a completely different use of your details and, as such, I would have thought it contravened the DPA. But then I'm not a DPA expert. I think you may be right, but the Information Commissioner's Office ap...
by matthew
Fri May 29, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: The Pedant's Revolt
Replies: 475
Views: 16017

Re: The Pedant's Revolt

My Blessed and Angelic Wife (Put up with me for 33 years !) and I have a game with "Estateagentspeak" eg; " Ripe for Development "--- a Wreck ---- "Compact" -----Small ------ "Bijou"---- Tiny ---"Rural Location"----- Isolated "Period Features"---5ft 3in high Doors--- "Tudor" ----Black and white Fro...
by matthew
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Are we alone?
Replies: 520
Views: 28488

Re: Are we alone?

Maybe some of the OBs can comment on this? Certainly it is only within the last year or so that my children seem to have been aware that some of their peers are having to leave school for financial reasons. Almost 20 years ago (was it really that long?), my parents found the contributions difficult...
by matthew
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Computer Question
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Computer Question

Removing the drives is a sound approach, but what do you mean by 'throw away'? If you mean you'll physically destroy them, that's one thing. But if you're just tossing them in the garbage, you're not much better off than if you'd given them away. http://www.dban.org/ is worth a look: easy to use and...